A Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician earns an average wage of $14.62 per hour.
Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician Total Pay (?
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$24,459 - $50,740
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,644
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Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician Total Pay (?
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$11.83 - $19.18
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,459 - $50,740  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,048  
Profit Sharing
$34.90 - $2,492  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,898 - $42,057  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,417
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.83 - $19.18  
   
Overtime
$16.88 - $29.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,048  
   
Profit Sharing
$34.90 - $2,492  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,898 - $42,057  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,417
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Job Description for Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician
The safe and effective dispensation of medication is essential to the provision of health care. The senior certified pharmacy technician is a dispensary agent who acts as an assistant to licensed pharmacists to ensure these processes occur as needed. Pharmacy technicians offer this assistance in many ways, such as the compiling, double-checking, and labeling medications. They are also responsible for answering customer questions about medications and dosage, as well as performing clerical duties such as handling cash registers and keeping the work area tidy. Some certified pharmacy technicians work in hospital pharmacies, which may require extra duties such as keeping patient records and preparing medications to be distributed by nursing staff. In some cases, the senior certified pharmacy technician may supervise pharmacy clerks and junior pharmacy technicians.
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Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician Tasks
  • Prepare dosage medications for dispensing into bottles and unit dose packaging.
  • Assist in preparing and dispensing medication under direct supervision of Pharmacist.
  • Select, prepare and stock medications and supplies.
  • Collect patient information for prescription and billing.
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Pay Difference By Location
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$31,000
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Experience Affects Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician Salaries

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$31,000

Skills That Affect Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician Salaries

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$31,000
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Gender
Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 19%
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